Onesimo Flores Dewey is a Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design, and the principal Research Associate to the newly established GSD initiative Transforming Urban Transport-The Role of Political Leadership. He holds a PhD. in Urban Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2013); a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2007); and a BA in Law from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City (2001).
Flores Dewey’s research looks at the conditions under which government authorities use transportation policy as a tool for urban planning -not only to satisfy the mobility needs of the public, but also to shape where and how cities grow, to address externalities that result from individual transport decisions and to harbor positive spillovers associated with public transit, walking and biking. Geographically, his research has centered on Latin America (particularly in Mexico City and Santiago de Chile), but his current focus is on cities of North America and Europe.
Flores Dewey was previously a fellow at the Across Latitudes and Cultures-Bus Rapid Transit Center of Excellence. He has been a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank and for the Centro de Transporte Sustentable-Embarq. He contributed to Urban Megaprojects, A Worldwide View, published in 2013 by Emerald Press.